10.29.2020

The 3 Unique Trials Of Winter, Homes Go Through'

 Buckle up, it's fall! Now your home will be put to the test. We all think that our homes are rock steady, that they won’t face any major hurdles and that, we can weather any storm. But, your home is alive, just like you. And just like you, it hates the cold too! That’s why you can hear cracks, groans and moans, even while you're not moving around in the home. The wood is bending, the walls are contracting, and the roof is becoming more brittle. What can you do to stop this? Well, not much. But you can prevent it from making your home a hazard, by preventing damage and knowing what to do when you know you have suffered a horrible event.





The falling danger


The most dangerous part of winters is, when it rains and then it's frosty. This can happen, during an evening, and then overnight the freezing of that rainwater begins. If your gutters are blocked, the water in them will turn to ice and thus put strain on the PVC structure of the pipes and gutter overhang. This can lead to ice within their gutters down, tearing them and causing a falling hazard. If a block of ice fell on your head, you could be hurt badly or even killed. So, make sure you have cleared out the gutters of the fall leaves and put bleach down the side pipe to clear any debris and dirt. You should also clear the drain so the water doesn’t get blocked and cause a slipping hazard.


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Winter  storm


Winter storms are the worst. They are usually, very windy, very cold and the home can be caused to suffer horrendous damage. If you have been in a winter storm, and suffered from wind or water damage, call the best emergency cleanup contractor you can find. They will know what they need to do. Upon arrival, they quickly assess the situation, make sure the property is safe to enter, clear up the debris, make notes of what needs to be replaced and or repair and set to work in this direction. If you ask them as soon as you can, you may also get a deductible as much as $500. Thankfully, they’re a 24-7 business, so their services are always on hand.


Drafts and rain


The rain is always a pest in winter. It can pour down heavily, and cause little gaps in your home to widen. We all have them. Whether they are in the door frame, window frame, or perhaps in our extraction fans, small holes begin to appear and get worse with the winter rain. This can cause drafts to become worse. So, before it's too late, put mortar into the small holes, and or silicone filler. Choose a day when it won’t rain and allow it to dry for 24 hours. This should prevent further erosion.



Winter always comes with unique challenges you won’t see in any other season. If you act now, you can stop any of these things from happening. Let us know how you get on!


















10.26.2020

8 Life Situations When You Should Hire a Lawyer




Unfortunately, most of us will find ourselves in a situation that demands legal solutions. While some
situations can be solved easily, others can be quite serious, so having a professional by your side can
help everything go smoothly. There are many types of lawyers, and it’s very important to choose the
right one for your case, so if the time comes, you know you have the right expert in your corner. 

Here’swhen you definitely need to consider hiring a lawyer.


Going through a lawsuit
Is someone suing you for property or money? Consult a lawyer ASAP. In most cases, these disputes are
settled out of court, and having a lawyer with knowledge and experience on your side will help you go
through the procedure without suffering any major losses.
 

Facing criminal charges



Probably the scariest thing that can happen to a person, facing criminal charges is not only stressful but
also confusing. You might not understand the law and your rights, so a lawyer can help you not 

only with defense, but also with your rights.

Dealing with DUIs
DUI is a serious crime that can end up with fines, loss of your driver’s license or even jail, so if you’re
caught driving under influence, make sure to contact your lawyer immediately. Your legal representative
will meet with the prosecution, help you reduce the charges or even completely squash them (this is
greatly possible if you’re a first-time offender). Unless you’re happy to pay or serve your sentence, don’t
go to court without a lawyer.

Solving workplace issues


If you’re an employee, it’s very likely that you don’t know your full rights in the face of employment and
workplace law (companies not always stick to these laws). In case you’re involved in anything from
contract disputes to unlawful dismissal and even discrimination at work, it might be smart not to
venture the legal world alone, but hire legal representation that will defend your rights. Your employer
will have a huge legal team on their side, so it’s a smart idea to hire an experienced company to serve
you well. If you hire representation from Empower Law Group, expect great advice when it comes to
your case. They will fight for your rights and honestly discuss the legal process that awaits you.


Solving car accident consequences

 
It’s a great idea to hire an accident lawyer in case you were caught in a car accident that was not your
fault, yet it caused injury to your person. While the insurance company will contact you, it’s best to hire
professionals to handle the process. Your attorney knows the law, your rights and how much money you
can receive due to your injuries. Pro tip: if you get in a car accident, don’t talk to anyone except the
police, the doctors (in case you need immediate medical help) and your lawyer.

 
Getting a divorce



Unfortunately, divorce is something that happens, even though none of us want to think about it. If you
decide to separate peacefully, you might not need a lawyer, but if you have kids, property, investments,
support and other legal questions to consider, it’s best to hire a professional. A lawyer will 

make dealing with divorce much easier and 

help you avoid making costly mistakes.

Opening a will

It’s not unusual for family disputes to turn sour, so make sure to prevent any unnecessary conflict that

might arise after you pass by leaving your will or trust with a trusted lawyer. It’s best to set up your will
with a lawyer as soon as you have your first child and feel free to update it as your life and your
circumstances change.

 
Starting a business



Starting a company is not an easy process, and your lawyer can help you with all the complicated legal
stuff, so you can focus on growing your business. No matter what kind of business you’re starting, unless
you know the legalities, you won’t be able to navigate it alone, so having a business lawyer by your side
is a great idea. They will ensure all the paperwork is handled and your interests are protected.
Having good legal representation on your side is more than helpful, no matter what kind of pickle you
find yourself in. A lawyer will help you understand the implications, fight the accusations, defend your
rights and win whatever case you have on your hands.


10.21.2020

'How To Find Safe Pest Control'

 


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When trying to find an answer to pest control related issue's it can feel there are too many choices and overwhelm sets-in. Finding the right service not only saves time and but also helps to keep money in the bank. 


Key to finding the right company is essential when having to face tackling rodents, insects and any other unwanted visitors to the home. 


Where to look is the first challenge, with so many different companies offering a variety of services. Once, you've made a suitable choice and considered how to tackle the issue. The next steps may be a lot easier to take.


Here are a few options to help steer you in the right direction and find a solution to your pest control issues. Some of the choices available may prove costly, so you must take the time to find a safe pest control service that suits your budget and your needs. 


The following company Nature's Balance, offers a green approach with eco-friendly pest control services at an affordable price.  


What is eco-friendly pest control? 


You may be asking yourself.


The company ethos offers you a natural approach to managing your pest control problems and incorporates green values to treating pest control issues safely and effectively. After years of research and testing suitable methods, Nature's Balance decided to take a very different approach to pest control.


They are great champions of supporting our natural environment and firmly believe that we should consider the natural world too. Their customers appear happy because there is little impact on you and your home when managing any pest issues.


The company uses multiple control methods from physical control, to managing the issue with habitat modifications and natural techniques using the earth, plant extracts and organic materials that cause zero damage to the environment, your family or your home.


Nature's Balance unique products derive from mixes of wild and botanical oils, for example, wintergreen, red cedar oil, and rosemary. 


The products they use are safe to you and the environment, and they keep you and your family central to any methods that they may use to help remove any little unwanted pests.  


They care about nature and how we can all make a difference with a simple but effective approach that should matter to everyone.


Here is what Dan Stead their CEO had to say; "I chose pest control because I love nature, I enjoy solving problems, and helping people. I want to make a difference in our community by helping families and businesses have peace of mind and feel safe from nuisance pests".


How can you find a solution?


So, suppose you feel like joining the many who are embracing an eco-friendly way of eliminating unwanted visitors of the rodent or insect kind. In that case, this may be a company you may consider.


Although there are many other avenues to consider, please think carefully about the effects of pesticides and harmful chemicals on your environment, your pets and your families health.




Make Moving Easier With These 3 Simple Steps'

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When moving home, it’s very important that you take the steps to make this process easier for yourself. You may believe that’s advisable due to a range of things that could go wrong otherwise, and of course that’s a good point, but it’s also true that this process can become overly complex and stressful if you’re not careful in smoothing it out.


After all, moving is emotional. You’re quite literally picking up the orbiting point of your entire life and moving it elsewhere. This can have ramifications for your social life, your career, and your daily schedule. Often, you’re moving so that all of these things can be better, and we’re sure you’ll have an amazing time in the new place.


However, it’s also important to not sour your first impressions of moving to a new home with a stressful process that only leaves you feeling tired and put-upon. Thankfully, this is not something you have to endure without question.


Making moving easier is not a hidden art, it’s a very practical set of steps you can apply at this very moment. Here’s how:


Store Your Priceless Goods


The last thing you need is for your expensive or sentimental belongings becoming broken. That can, unfortunately, make any homeowner feel a great deal of stress and misfortune before they’ve even entered the new house. For this reason, taking the time to store your priceless goods is simply a good use of your time. You may decide that water proof storage can help you more easily move your items into a select storage container. As you begin to move your items into the household, you’ll have more space for the items of real value and care to be handled later. That can save you plenty of time and worry as you turn your house upside down before or after the move.


Pre-Book In Advance


It’s important to pre-book your services in advance as soon as you know your moving date. Give yourself some wiggle room. This way, you can be sure to get ahead. Because of the recent pandemic, many people are moving areas and out of their homes, meaning that these removalist services are in high demand. Making sure you note your interest in booking ahead of time can help you avoid being hung out to dry when you need this service most.


Consider An ‘Either-Side’ Move


It can be a good use of your time to consider an either-side move. Put simply, this is the art of having one person reside at the new house for a day or two while the mover brings the rest of the family over, and perhaps some of the belongings. This effort can help you ensure arriving at the new house, directing belongings into their specialized areas, and making sure that you have someone to meet your moving truck is all taken care of. It can also prevent you having ‘no place to live’ as you move from one house to the other, which can feel quite dizzying to say the least.


With this advice, we hope you can make moving easier, and that you have a great time in your new life.

10.20.2020

HOW TO FIND SAFE PEST CONTROL'

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HOW TO FIND SAFE PEST CONTROL 

When you are trying to find an answer to your pest issue's you can feel like you are overwhelmed with choice. Finding the right service not only saves you time and but also helps to keep money in your wallet.


Key to finding the right company is essential when you are facing tackling rodents, insects and any other unwanted visitors to your home. 


Where to look is the first challenge, with so many different companies offering a variety of services. Once, you've made your choice, and you'll then have to consider how to tackle the issue.


In this blog, you will find some options to help steer you in the right direction and find a solution to your pest control issues. Some of the choices available may prove costly, so you must take the time to find a A safe pest control service that suits your budget and your needs. 


After a lot of searching on the internet the following company Nature's Balance, leapt out of the screen and caught my attention with it's intriguing approach to an eco-friendly pest control service.  


So, what does eco-friendly pest control mean? You may be asking yourself.


The company ethos offers you a natural approach to managing your pest control problems. After years of research and testing suitable methods, Nature's Balance has decided to take a very different approach to pest control.

They are great champions of supporting our natural environment and firmly believe that we should consider the natural world too. Their customers appear happy because there is little impact on you and your home when managing any pest issues.


The company uses multiple control methods from physical control, to managing the issue with habitat modifications and natural techniques using the earth, plant extracts and organic materials that cause zero damage to the environment, your family or your home.


I was intrigued to discover one of their unique products, which includes mixes of wild and botanical oils, for example, wintergreen, red cedar oil, and rosemary, to st a few. 


Nature's Balance also keeps you and your family central to any methods that they may use to help you remove any little pests.  


They care about nature and how we can all make a difference with a simple but effective approach that matters to everyone.


Here is what Dan Stead their CEO had to say; "I chose pest control because I love nature, I enjoy solving problems, and helping people. I want to make a difference in our community by helping families and businesses have peace of mind and feel safe from nuisance pests".


So, suppose you feel like joining the many who are embracing an eco-friendly way of eliminating unwanted visitors of the rodent or insect kind. In that case, this may be a company you may consider.


Although there are many other avenues to consider, please think carefully about the effects of pesticides and harmful chemicals on your environment, your pets and your families health.




How To Choose Flooring When Renovating Your Home'

 If you are considering renovating your home, there are a lot of factors to take on. You might feel overwhelmed with choice, even once you have chosen a contractor and finalized your architectural designs. Once the structural side of the renovation is complete, there are so many design choices to make it can make anybody’s head spin!


One aspect of design which is integral to your home’s decor is the flooring. Flooring offsets the entire decor of the rest of the house, and is often the first thing a guest will notice when they walk in. In this blog, you’ll find different residential flooring options for your dream contemporary home, with some pros and cons of each. Let’s get to it!

  1. Carpeting

If you live in a cold climate, carpeting is a very viable option. The pros of carpeting is that it is very cosy, and will give your home extra warmth during the chilly months. In addition, carpeting has more choices in terms of color, patterns and texture. If you have a more “out there” style, carpeting could be the option for you to truly express your unique personality. 


There are a few downsides to carpet, however. If you have pets or children, carpeting can be a hazard for spillages and stains which are pesky to remove. On top of this, carpets can cling to bacteria and dust, and need daily vacuuming to stay clean. 

  1. Wood Flooring

A classic choice, you can’t really go wrong with a chic wood floor. Whether you opt for dark wood like mahogany or lighter wood like pine, wooden floors give your home a fresh, clean, sharp look which is bound to impress your guests. Plus, wooden floors are simple to clean, and with the right protective varnish, are less likely to appear discolored or stained over time. If you are interested in an even more luxury choice of wooden floor, you can install underfloor heating to have chic wood floors with added warmth for cold weather. 


The cons, however, are that wood flooring doesn’t provide much heat in the winter and can be somewhat dangerous for small children who tend to stumble and fall. 

  1. Stone Flooring

Flagstone floors can be pricey, but they are practically impossible to damage. This means that although you’ll pay a little more now, your floor will last for years and years, even generations, to come. With the added option of underfloor heating, flagstone floors are luxury, beautiful, classic and hardy. 


The downside of stone flooring is that it is unforgiving when it comes to slips and trips, and can be gloomy and cold in bad weather. Unlike a snuggly carpet, a stone floor won’t exactly keep you warm, unless of course you install heating under the stone. 

Conclusion

All the options for your home decor can be mind-boggling, but with this helpful list, you can more easily make an informed decision on your flooring. Snuggle up on a lovely carpet or opt for stylish elegance with a dark wood floor - either way, your home will look awesome and suit your family too. 


What Should You Do If Your Child Complains Of Tooth Pain?'

 Children sometimes complain about having scratches, bumps and bruises which amount to nothing. If they fall down and bump their heads or graze their knees, they can be pretty dramatic about it, because the shock makes them cry harder than the actual injury itself. Most of the time, these things go away on their own and aren’t anything to worry about. But if your child is routinely complaining of a painful mouth or jaw, what are the steps you should take? In this blog you will find out what you should do next if this happens to your kid, and how to deal with the situation calmly.


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  1. Examine your child’s mouth

If your child who is far past teething age complains of a sore tooth or pain in their mouth, it’s time to play dentist. You could even make this into a fun game for your child to feel more comfortable, by pretending to be a funny dentist and examining inside their mouth. Take a torch and look closely to see if there is anything obvious, such as redness, swelling, bleeding or any other abnormalities. If you see nothing, ask them where it hurts and ask them to explain in their own words how it hurts. Is it stinging? Dull ache? Sharp pain? All these will help you determine what is causing their tooth pain. 


  1. Make a dental appointment. 

If the pain does not disappear after a day or so, then there is likely something more seriously wrong. There still isn’t anything to panic about, but it is a good idea to book a dental appointment. If you can’t secure an urgent appointment and the pain is increasingly bad, try to state that there is a dental emergency which will help speed the process along. A dentist will be able to determine what has happened and source a solution. 


  1. Continue to calm your child. 

Many children are afraid of the dentist - and who can blame them? It’s a scary process for a little person to go through. If they are in pain, this fear can be extrapolated due to the fact that they already feel vulnerable. If your child acts out about going to the dentist for a checkup due to pain or soreness, try not to get frustrated with them. At the end of the day, they are probably frightened, so try to soothe them. If they aren’t used to the dentist, offer to go and sit in the chair and have the dentist “examine” your teeth first, to show them that it’s totally fine and there’s nothing to be worried about! 


In addition, you could bring a toy or game to distract your child in the waiting room of the dentist’s office. This will help them alleviate anxiety they might feel about waiting to go into the room. 


In conclusion, your child’s oral health is important. Although aches and pains come and go, if the pain is serious or long lasting, it is important that you see a professional dentist to see if something is wrong. 

10.19.2020

Channeling your childrens energy into something productive

We love our kids, but we might not love the amount of unlimited energy they have - running around with heavy footfall and knocking you over whilst you have drinks in your hands, making all kinds of noise at all hours, potentially disturbing the neighbors, and then coming to you with cries of ‘I’m bored!’ And that’s only part of the reason being a parent is exhausting!

But of course, you wouldn’t have it any other way, but you would like to know how to better channel your child’s energy and happy spirit. Maybe into a talent or a skill they could use later on in life, maybe into being nice to their friends and family, maybe just into going outside a little bit more. Well, thankfully, there’s plenty of ways you can do all of these kinds of things!

Every fall it is difficult to get kids back into the routine of school night bedtimes. With the added challenges this year has brought, this seems to be even more of an issue for many families. To help, we created our resource  to provide easy-to-do steps to help parents regain control over bedtime this school year!

So with that in mind, let’s explore some of the most productive ways you and your children can work together to have a household that’s just as energetic, but with none of that spirit going to waste. Kids should have fun whilst they’re young, but let’s make sure they carry that fun and fresh feeling all the way into adulthood as well.

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Make Up a Weekly Sports Club

Sports are a big thing in a kid’s world. They have PE classes at school, they have a playground to run around on with their friends at break and lunch times, and they've got a backyard back at home to put to good use. All in all, they’re going to be expending their energy in very physical ways more often than not, and that’s something you should encourage as much as possible. Not only does it help to strengthen their muscles and bones at a young age, making sure they’re a lot healthier as a teenager and a young adult, but it’s also the best way to get them off to bed at night with little protest!

After all, they’re going to get less and less active as they get older. But if you take the time now to instill a love of sport or physical activity in them whilst they’re young, they’re going to retain that sense of passion when they’re reaching a career age. And one of the best ways to encourage this passion is to get them enrolled in a sports club, or to come up with one of your own. You can even get your own track uniforms, if going cross country is something your little one likes the sound of!

Starting your own club means you can get other parents and their children involved as well, and you can put on real matches with plenty of players and pitch support. You can make it a weekly thing, to make sure you get into a routine of it with your child, and to make sure there’s a regular chance for progress. Your kids need consistency, if they’re going to keep up with an activity and use up their energy whilst doing it, and a club is a great structure for that!

Get Them to Help Out Around the House

Do your kids like to help you out around the house? Maybe they just like to let you get on with it, as they get stuck into a serious session with their dollhouse in the living room, or they run outside as soon as they see you open the dishwasher? Maybe they like to offer their help, and you love watching them stand on their tiptoes to try and reach the cupboard to put plates away? Either way, one of the best ways to get your kids to direct their energy into something more productive is to give them chores to do on a regular basis, and make sure they understand why.

Maybe they stomp their feet over the fact that they have to scrape their own plate whilst you sit down in the living room - explain to them that you cooked the meal and set the table, and that your part of the dinner time job is done. Tell them they’re helping you out tremendously by cleaning their own plate and putting it into the sink. Let them know that the chores you’re asking them to do are a good thing, and even task them to find more creative ways to get them done.

Maybe you can get them to choose a chore to do from a piece of paper out of a bucket. Maybe you can offer a rewards system for the amount of chores they get done over a week, and stamp a little card every time they complete a task you’ve set. Make sure they’re always got their minds turning over on how to get the house work done as fast and efficiently as possible, and they’re going to be pros by the time they’re teenagers!

Give Them an Alternative

Your child has a lot of energy, and that means they’ve got a lot of energy and willpower to argue and persist with. And if you’ve just woken up and not had your coffee yet, or you’ve had a long day and just want to relax for a few moments in the quiet, this kind of persistence can be very hard to take! At times like these, you’re going to want to come up with an alternative to the thing the child in front of you is demanding to have, and offer it up as a revolutionary idea.

Say they want to have another cookie, despite dinner being on the way in a few minutes, or they want to go outside but their room is littered with toys they’re tired of playing with - get them to compromise with you. Tell them they need to eat at least half their plate, and then they’ll get another cookie as their pudding, or tell them they need to put away at least five of their dolls or put their crayons back in the pack before you go outside with them.

This way, you’re not banning the activity they want to do, and you’re not making them hard graft for it either. Kids will certainly let you know when they don’t want to do something, so make sure you present things like healthy eating and chores bit by bit! It’s an alternative system that they’ll begin to understand more and more, and redirect their energy towards working with it.

Talk to Them

Of course you talk to your children, everyone who has kids will! But you need to be sure the conversations you’re offering are ones of substance, have something for the both of you to be interested in, and leave as little of a bad taste in your mouth as possible. After all, not all talks are going to be ones you want to have, or they’re going to be challenging to get through, but you need to have them. You don’t want your children using their curious and creative energy in the wrong way, and if you don’t answer the tough questions they bring to you, they’re going to have to find out from someone else!

Talking to your kids can make you laugh, and it can make you a little sad from time to time, and maybe a little disappointed when they come to you with a quickly spun tale of how your favorite vase got broken. But at the end of the day, talking to your children is a great way for them to expend some of the energy they’ve got so much of: make sure they always know they can come to you when they’ve got both big and little news, and when they’re got questions and need answers.

At the same time, make sure you’re always answering their attempts at conversation with enthusiastic answers. Kids can get excited about all kinds of things, and as adults, you probably don’t, but you’re still going to want to pretend! Maybe it’s a new video game they liked playing, maybe their teacher gave them a really nice comment on their homework, maybe they just have a toy they want to show you - ask them questions about why they love the toy, what they have to do on that game to complete it, or if their teacher has ever said something like that before.

So, Your Child Has a Lot of Energy…

And you wouldn’t want them to lose it! Instead, you want to encourage and redirect it, to make sure your kids are growing up with the right head on their shoulders and plenty of ways to deal with the energy they have and the emotions associated with it. Hopefully you can put some tips like these to good use in your own household, and there's a good chance you’re already using a few of them!

Proven Techniques For Powerfully Enhancing Lighting In Your Home'

 While humans have five senses (or more, depending on who you ask), sight is dominant. When most of us remember something, we activate the visual cortex - the part of the brain associated with processing visual information. It's scenes and pictures that we recall the most, followed by smells and sounds. 


For that reason, the quality of lighting in your home is essential. The better you can make it, the more comfortable and happy you'll feel in your four walls. 


Good lighting usually constitutes three parts: accent, task, and ambient. The idea is to create a light environment to suit your particular setting. Home offices and kitchens need plenty of task light to allow you to clearly see what you're doing. Ambient lighting is better for situations where you don't need to concentrate so much. 


Hide Your Light Sources


The idea of hiding your light sources might seem a little strange, but it is well worth doing. Putting bulbs in recessed areas can offer a powerful visual effect. Brightness seems to emanate naturally, so it feels less artificial. Plus, you can get your lighting to emphasize particular architectural styles. For instance, a lot of homeowners put lights in recessed alcoves near rafters to illuminate roofing elements. 


Use Contrast


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In some situations, the goal of lighting isn't functional. Instead, designers use it to create a striking contrast between one part of the room and another. Some of these effects are purely theatrical - and that's okay. But you can also see them as a way of introducing areas of quiet reflection in your home. Sometimes, you can make innovative use of shading to create interiors with bright, sun-like areas surrounded by near-complete shadow. 


Add Ambient Lighting


Ambient lighting is one of the easiest things to get right in any room, simply because it is so gentle. The biggest problem you'll face, according to SALT Light & Electric, is the wiring. Often you won't have the physical hardware in place to create compelling ambient lighting solutions. In this case, you'll have to hire professionals to put the infrastructure in place first before you add fittings. 


Once you're able to bring ambient lighting into your home, you have a tremendous array of options for what to do next. Modern ambient lighting typically seeks to replace generic white light with different colors. Most people stick with fire-colored options, like yellow and orange, but there is no reason you can't create a space of your choosing.


Add Accent Lighting


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Accent lighting is a tried-and-tested method for improving the lighting situation in your property. Instead of having a single light dangling from the ceiling, you add multiple sources of light to your rooms. 


For instance, table lamps tend to work well in living rooms with lots of furniture in them. Special hanging lights above the kitchen table can also make a substantial difference, as can portrait-illuminating lights for paintings. 


Where possible, try to add accent lighting so that it reflects other elements in your roof. Putting a lamp on marble or next to a mirror can make a big difference. 



10.14.2020

Transforming Your Home Into A Winter Wonderland'

 

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Creating the perfect home is something we all want to do for ourselves and our family, and after all that 2020 has thrown our way it is nice to be able to make our homes look and feel festive. 


Today we are going to take a look at some of the simple ways you can change your home and transform it into a winter wonderland.



Hang garlands 



One of the easiest ways to add some festive spirit to the home is to hang a leafy Garland. There are many different types of garlands you can buy, but the ones we think work best have leaves, pine cones, and the occasional berry. When you are ready to hang a Garland on your fireplace or your stairs, consider adding some battery powered lights to the mix and really make this feature magical. 



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Decorate pumpkins 


Pumpkins are a vegetable that immediately make everyone think about fall, cosy nights, pumpkin spiced lattes and Christmas. During these few months before December it is the perfect time for you to buy some pumpkins for the home and decorate them. You can buy plaster pumpkins, concrete pumpkins and polystyrene pumpkins and paint them yourself to fit the aesthetic you are looking for in your home. 



Hide cables 


One of the ugliest parts of any modern home is thick black cables from our electrical items. If you want to avoid ever having the need of a personal injury attorney make sure to organise and hide your cables away. Even just moving cables behind your cupboard will make a massive difference to your whole room. But if there are still some cables showing that cannot be moved, why not add some festive tinsel or beads? 



Lick of paint 


Chances are you are getting a little bit sick of your house after being stuck inside for six months. And now is the perfect time to make a change and try something new with your home. The easiest as well as the most impactful change you can make to your home this winter is to change the colour of the wall to something warm and welcoming. A festive red, deep plum, or forest green can be great choices here, and will make your whole home feel more cosy and ready for the winter season. 



Bring the outside in 


Plants aren’t only for the summer! There are many beautiful plants you can bring into the home during winter that will help you celebrate the festive season. Poinsettia is definitely the first choice here as the bright red ruby leaves bring life and vibrancy to your home. Grab a few of these beautiful plants and even use one as the centrepiece for your Christmas table. 



Accessorise with cushions 


In fall and winter one of the best things we can do is start layering up in our wardrobe… and we can layer up the furniture too! To really make the home feel cosy and ready for winter, you can buy some blankets and cushions to place on your chairs, sofa, and your beds. There are plenty of festive cushions and blankets in stores right now that you can bring home and use to set the mood at home. 

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